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Tobacco’s influence on PH gov’t noted 

MANILA, Philippines—How far can the tobacco industry interfere in the government’s tobacco control measures?

The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (Seatca), a coalition of regional advocates for tobacco control, released on Monday the findings of its first-ever Tobacco Industry Interference Index which was aimed at understanding how tobacco companies influence government policies affecting their industry.

Its findings showed that among seven countries in Southeast Asia, the Philippines with a grade of 71 ranked third in having the highest level of “tobacco industry interferences,” or efforts by the industry to disrupt government programs promoting public health through tobacco control.

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